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New Local Program “On Point” with Alaska’s Hot Topics

Bill Walker

Bill Walker

ABC Alaska networks statewide (KYUR, KATN, KJUD) along with the Your Alaska Link newsroom are pleased to announce the launch of “On Point with Bill Walker” -- a locally produced program hosted by Alaska’s very own, Bill Walker.  This weekly program will be politically driven, centered around both federal and state government’s efforts, or lack thereof, in relation to energy.  The subjects will relate to energy matters at hand and what is being done by our state legislature, energy companies and foreign interest to bring awareness in full disclosure to the Alaska public.

Bill Walker is a lifelong Alaskan and works at the law firm of Walker & Richards, LLC, in Anchorage where he has practiced law for the past 25 years. Bill was born in Fairbanks and lived in Valdez for 30 years. He served as Mayor of Valdez prior to attending law school alongside his wife, Donna. Bill’s area of practice has focused on municipal law, as well as oil and gas development. He is also an advocate for an in-state natural gasline project.  Bill has served as general counsel to the Alaska Gasline Port Authority even before its inception in 1999.

“We are pleased to have Bill on board with our staff,” said Scott Centers, COO of Coastal Television and General Manager of KYUR, KATN and KJUD.  “Bill knows energy laws, regulations, Asian markets and will educate our viewers on important topics at hand. Alaskans already hear about energy initiatives and proposals from information fed to them from the media and our legislators. Bill Walker will help drill down and walk our viewers through these topics and provide an in depth and factual account of each topic at hand and how that topic will affect our state’s future.”

On Point with Bill Walker” will air Sundays at 10 p.m. on ABC Alaska networks statewide starting this Sunday, March 3, 2013.

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